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Martin Walls
I live in Solvay, and when I’m driving home from town, especially in the summer, I often notice the lights from Liverpool casting reflections in Onondaga Lake. When the lake is still the reflections can be very long.

This haiku came out of that observation. The quarter moon is there, as a reflection, and the long reflections are fishing lines, going after it.

Come to think of it, this haiku “re-tells” a tired old cliché: we often say a shadow or reflection is “cast” without examining the metaphorical world of fishing where that verb comes from.

Fishermen gone home
Lights cast their lines in the lake—
Catch a quarter moon

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